Osteopathic OB-GYN

OB/GYN Residency ProgramWelcome to the Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center Osteopathic OB/GYN Residency program!  This is a 4 year, 16 resident program fully accredited by the AOA.  We are currently approved to accept 4 new residents per year.  Our mission is to prepare the graduate as a competent, compassionate practitioner in the field of Osteopathic Obstetrics and Gynecology prepared to successfully complete the examination for certification in Osteopathic OB/GYN.

Program Highlights:

  • Base hospital, Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, is a tertiary care facility with a patient population offering a broad range of patient encounters.
  • High risk obstetrical patients are managed by OB/GYN residents working with an in-house attending.  The OB/GYN residency is supported by 30+ OB/GYN attending.
  • The Maternal Fetal Medicine service is covered exclusively by our residents.
  • Our residents work with Andrew Croak, DO for three months learning how to evaluate urodynamic studies.
  • Residents receive training and the opportunity to refine skills in pelvic reconstruction and surgical correction.
  • Residents train with F. Nicholas Shamma, MD, in Reproductive Endocrinology Infertility.
  • Joseph Meunier, DO trains residents in gynecology/oncology.
  • Robotic surgery center, equipped with the new SI DaVinci® robot.
  • Laparoscopic Simulation and Robotics lab -  fundamental laparoscopic curriculum taught by Saleem Zafar, MD, urological surgeon.
  • Med Challenger for OB/GYN
  • Simulation training – circ, Noelle, METIman
  • Monthly didactic program/skills labs are provided through OU-HCOM Residency Advisory Committee in collaboration with the other OB/GYN residency programs in the OPTI.

To date, 100% of all graduating residents that have taken the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AOBOG) certification have successfully completed the AOBOG certification.

Our Program

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center is approved for 16 residents.  Residents receive training at a tertiary center, as well as at several community hospitals, which provides diversity in patient care and management.  Our base hospital, Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, is a tertiary care facility serving the northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan region with a patient population offering a broad range of patient encounters.  High risk obstetrical patients are managed by OB/GYN residents working with an in-house attending.  The OB/GYN residency is supported by 30+ OB/GYN attendings which offers residents the opportunity to learn a variety of techniques in performing a particular procedure or surgery.

The Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) service is covered exclusively by osteopathic OB/GYN residents, allowing for the management of high risk obstetrics.  Residents will have the opportunity to work with Andrew Croak, DO,  a Mayo Clinic fellowship trained urogynecologist and Director of Robotic Urogynecology.  Residents spend three months with Dr. Croak learning how to evaluate urodynamic studies.  They also receive training and the opportunity to refine their skills in pelvic reconstruction and surgical correction.  Reproductive Endocrinology Infertility training is provided by Nicholas Shamma, MD.  Dr. Shamma is a graduate of Yale University in OB/GYN and fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology Infertility.

Our formal didactic series occur on Friday afternoon and with three hours of protected lecture time from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. which consists of lectures and presentations from residents, faculty, staff, and guest lecturers.

Journal Club is held monthly.  Each month an appointed resident selects several articles for another resident to present.  Each article is assigned to facilitate discussion and critical evaluation of an OB/Gyn related topic.

The residency consists of a mixture of single, married and residents with children.  The residency is conducive to raising a family with a very reasonable call schedule.

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